SMI Decertification (Serious Mental Illness)

Decertification is a process for when an individual no longer meets the criteria for an SMI (serious mental illness) designation. This will result in a change to the individual’s medical record by changing the behavioral health category designation from Serious Mental Illness to general mental health.

While there are reasons to go through this process, you should know that you might lose rights and benefits. So, it is important to make sure this is the best step for you to take.

View the AHCCCS “One-Pager” explaining this process.  Of course, you will also want to view this video too.

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